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UCLA’s defense is pretty, pretty good

UCLA’s defense is pretty, pretty good

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ The Bruins may have one of the Pac-12’s best defensive units The UCLA Bruins are 2-2, and sure that may not be great, but it certainly is a much better record than the previous few years with Chip Kelly at the helm. This marks just the second time that a Bruins team under Kelly has reached or held a .500 mark in a season under his lead, and both of those times have happened in 2020. UCLA reached the 2-2 mark via a dominant defensive victory over the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday night, 27-10. While some may point to the fact that starting...
Nov 28, 2020
UCLA vs Arizona: How to watch & an open thread

UCLA vs Arizona: How to watch & an open thread

Photo by Steve Dykes/ The Bruins can get back to .500 with a win The UCLA Bruins are set to host the Arizona Wildcats, today, at 5:00 pm PT. The game will mark the lone game for any California school in the Pac-12 on Saturday, and potentially sheds some national light on the Bruins program as they fight to get back to .500 for the season. The Wildcats come in after losing their first two games of their season and after cancelling their originally-scheduled game against Utah in Week 1 due to a Covid-19 outbreak on the Utes program. Arizona has looked good and bad at...
Nov 27, 2020
5 burning Arizona Wildcats questions with Desert Swarm

5 burning Arizona Wildcats questions with Desert Swarm

Photo by Steve Dykes/ We spoke with those who know the Arizona Wildcats best The UCLA Bruins are hosting the Arizona Wildcats in a pivotal Week 4 matchup that can see the Bruins get back to .500 for the season. It also sees a Wildcats program that is in need of a victory in a bad way after dropping their first two games of the year and having their opener against Utah canceled. We spoke with Brian Pedersen over at SB Nation’s Arizona site, AZ Desert Swarm, who was kind enough to answer our burning questions ahead of this matchup. BN: By all box-score accounts, Grant...
Nov 25, 2020
UCLA vs San Diego State: How to watch

UCLA vs San Diego State: How to watch

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Bruins are back — here’s how to watch them tip off against the Aztecs The UCLA Bruins are back in action today and tip-off is scheduled for 7:35 pm live from Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. The Bruins are set to take on the San Diego Aztecs in the 2020-21 season opener. UCLA is 15-6 all-time against the Aztecs and they last met on December 1 in 2012. UCLA returns eight of their 10 primary contributors from last season including all five starters from the back-half of the season. Combine that with the transfer and immediate...
Nov 24, 2020
So, I wrote a UCLA Basketball thing

So, I wrote a UCLA Basketball thing

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports And it was featured in the SB Nation Top 25 The UCLA Bruins tip tomorrow — and the hottest team in the country shouldn’t be afraid of anyone. We can still call them the hottest team in the country, right? I mean, they won 11 of 14 to close out the year, no one wanted to play them in January, February and certainly not March (April), they return everyone, received a starpower transfer and were finally gelling as a team last year when the season was canceled. Yeah, so for those reasons, we can still call ‘em the hottest team in the...
Nov 23, 2020
What’s Bruin, 11/23: Basketball on the horizon

What’s Bruin, 11/23: Basketball on the horizon

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Bruins are taking to the hard court this week The UCLA Bruins are just a few days removed from a hard-fought loss to the Oregon Ducks on the gridiron, and just a couple days away from their return to the hard court in both men’s and women’s basketball. With so much happening in what has amounted to a virtual world for us all of late, we take a look at the happenings from some of those who are so fortunate enough to have boots on the ground, so to speak. First, we start with the ‘moral victories’ over the past weekend from the...
Nov 22, 2020
UCLA in the NFL: Week 11 Bruins in action

UCLA in the NFL: Week 11 Bruins in action

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Some defensive standouts continue to impress in 2002 As Week 11 in the NFL begins, we take a look at how the UCLA Bruins in the pros have fared through the first 10 weeks of the NFL season. We go down the list, in alphabetical order: Eli Ankou, DT, Dallas CowboysPlayed 11 snaps in Dallas’ Week 9 matchup vs Pittsburgh, no stats Devin Asiasi, TE, New England Patriots81 snaps played in 2020, no targets in the passing game Jayon Brown, LB, Tennessee TitansStarter at middle linebacker, 60+ total tackles, 1 INT, 5 PBU Kenny Clark, DT, Green Bay...
Nov 21, 2020
Final Score: Oregon 38, UCLA 35

Final Score: Oregon 38, UCLA 35

Photo by Steve Dykes/ The Bruins gave it their all against the Ducks — and were impressive in doing so The Oregon Ducks defeated the UCLA Bruins, 38-35, utilizing a strong second half to thwart a valiant effort from UCLA backup quarterback Chase Griffin. Despite his best efforts, the Ducks did enough to stay ahead in the second half in their victory. The Ducks were able to throw for 189 in the second half but were held to just 69 rushing yards in the final two quarters, after they had previously led the nation in average rushing yards in the second half. In spite of...
Nov 21, 2020
Qwuantrezz Knight Scoop N Score from 20 yards out!

Qwuantrezz Knight Scoop N Score from 20 yards out!

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ Knight scoops up a fumble and goes 20 yards for the TD! Qwuantrezz Knight has officially made his name known for the UCLA Bruins, if he hadn’t already. Knight made the biggest play of the first half for the Bruins against the Oregon Ducks, returning a fumble 20 yards for the defensive score, and tying the game in the second quarter at 14-14. Knight makes a savvy play to scoop the ball but also stay on his feet and score. IMPACT TRANSFER QWUANTREZZ KNIGHT pic.twitter.com/8U3tAn2yoi— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) November 21, 2020 Knight...
Nov 21, 2020
Dorian Thompson-Robinson out vs Oregon

Dorian Thompson-Robinson out vs Oregon

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports DTR has been ruled out versus the Ducks The UCLA Bruins will be without their starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson when they match up against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday. Confirmed from Mercury News’ Jon Wilner on Twitter, DTR will miss the game against the Ducks. He is, in fact, unavailable https://t.co/9m39LBPh39— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) November 21, 2020 As noted as well, DTR’s absence now means the Ducks will have faced a backup quarterback in two of their three games this season. They found out they would...
Nov 21, 2020
Week 3 vs Oregon open thread

Week 3 vs Oregon open thread

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Are we getting to 2-1? The UCLA Bruins are taking on the Oregon Ducks in Chip Kelly’s second game against his former team. Will he exact a little revenge or will he fall to 0-2 against his former employer? The game is set among a weeklong myriad of rumors and COVID-19 testing — and ultimately — we’ll get a final result one way or another. What say you on this one? What are we seeing? What are we liking? What aren’t we liking?
Nov 21, 2020
UCLA vs Oregon: How to watch, TV schedule, game prediction

UCLA vs Oregon: How to watch, TV schedule, game prediction

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Chip Kelly takes on his former team, again The UCLA Bruins are taking on the Oregon Ducks today, on a short week for the Bruins, and amid a COVID-19 positive test case that may see them without multiple players. News broke earlier this week that the Bruins would potentially be without starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, and that would mark the second time this season that the Ducks welcomed an opponent from California, and without their starting quarterback on the field. Oregon dominated Stanford in Week 1 when it was found out...
Nov 20, 2020
What’s Bruin, 11/20: Covid, Covid and more Covid talk

What’s Bruin, 11/20: Covid, Covid and more Covid talk

Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via DTR is or isn’t out this week vs Oregon The UCLA Bruins are taking on the Oregon Ducks this Saturday, November 21, a day later than anticipated. The originally scheduled game was for Friday, November 20, but due to the cancellation of the game versus the Utah Utes, and the subsequent scheduling of the game against the California Golden Bears for this past Sunday, the Pac-12 moved the UCLA-Oregon game from Friday to Saturday. All this said, it’s apparently a great thing that this was done as UCLA QB...
Nov 19, 2020
Chris Smith named to Naismith Trophy preseason watch list

Chris Smith named to Naismith Trophy preseason watch list

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Smith is nominated as one of the 50 best players this preseason The UCLA Bruins are less than a week away from beginning what could become a very special 2020-21 basketball season. And with their start, six days from now, the preseason accolades are continuing to pour in for individuals. Senior guard Chris Smith was selected to the Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List ahead of the 2020-21 season, announced Thursday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The Naismith Trophy is awarded annually to the top men’s and women’s collegiate...
Nov 16, 2020
What’s Bruin, 11/16: UCLA dominates Cal

What’s Bruin, 11/16: UCLA dominates Cal

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports And the reactions to both the win (and Cal’s loss) are interesting (oh, and did you know Chip sold his house?) Your UCLA Bruins dominated the action this weekend against the California Golden Bears, reaching a ripe ole record of 1-1 to start the shortened Pac-12 Football season. Like it or not, we’re already 33% of the way completed with the regular season this year and the Bruins are sitting at .500. In fact, that .500 record is the first time that Chip Kelly has led his Bruins team to that good of a record in his tenure as the UCLA head coach. Has...